Jammu: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today threw open the newly developed Maharaja Hari Singh Park on Tawi banks in the winter capital. Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh was also present on the occasion.
Spread over 43 kanals of land, Maharaja Hari Singh Park has been developed at a cost of Rs. 4.72 crore and the main features of the project comprise aesthetically laid walking tracks, children swings, ornamental sheds, benches, dustbins, open air gym besides beautifully laid flower and rose gardens.
Mehbooba Mufti went round the park and took keen interest in the maintenance of the park. She directed undertaking plantation drive on the river front to enhance the green cover in the area.
The Chief Minister asked the Deputy Chief Minister, who also holds the charge of Department of Housing & Urban Development, to identify more spaces in the city which could be developed into parks and green spaces for the convenience of people.
The Chief Minister also unveiled the statue of Maharaja Hari Singh inside the park. She also inaugurated the Coffee House and a refurbished library within the park premises.
Earlier on her arrival at the venue, the Chief Minister was received by the Deputy Chief Minister who apprised her about various facets of this project.
Minister of State for Housing & Urban Development, Asiea Naqash; legislators, Rajesh Gupta and Charanjit Singh Khalsa; Financial Commissioner, Housing & Urban Development, K B Aggarwal; Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, Hemant Sharma; IGP Jammu zone, SDS Jamwal; other senior officers and a large number of people were present on the occasion. (KNS)